The Green Grin







The Green Grin Journal is a collection of essays, news summaries, perspectives, and opinions on environmental issues in our society written by Green Grin members.

Enjoy our environmental voices below!

October 21, 2018

During Green Grin’s trip to Mexico we learned immensely about the daily lives of the people and their culture. The people of these camps often live in poverty and face many hardships most Americans would know very little of. Initially, we had gone to help the indigenous people however, we left with a great de...

October 1, 2018

Notes from our meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2018 are posted here: Meeting Notes.

Special congrats to:

Danielle Cho

Susie Choi

Ted Kang

Irene Kim

Patrick Kim

David Lee

for their recognition from U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA 27th) and Karen Bass (CA 37th) for their hard work during the 2017-18 Green Grin yea...

August 12, 2018

Hi everyone! We had a great presentation at the Nanum meeting on Saturday, August, 11, 2018. In the presentation, we explained our goals in Green Grin and our Mexico trip, and garnered fundraising and support for our service trip. Congrats to Susie, Junior, Irene, Danielle, and Patrick for your hard work!


June 30, 2018

Hi everyone! We had a really comprehensive, well-run meeting on Saturday, June 23 at Ted's house after an enjoyable lecture from Prof. Jessica Kim at CSUN. A link to the meeting notes are here.

Over the next few months, we'll be focusing on fundraising. Temporary dates for fundraiser events are compiled below:


May 26, 2018

The day of our birdhouse volunteering was surprisingly productive and eye-opening for all of the members of Green Grin. We were able to visit two Los Angeles community gardens and help renovate them. Everyone we met on that day was friendly and warm

Recruiting Ideas

  • advertising @ Key Club @ schools

  • newspaper ads

Birdhouse Reflection

  • holding events multiple times a year would be nice

  • susie

  • junior

  • pat

Mexico Fundraising

  • chocolate

  • recycle

  • yard sale (1, not 1+)

Koreatown Homeless Shelter: Discussion Ideas

  • Prima...

May 19, 2018

It was cool to see how our birdhouses could finally make a difference after we made so many. It was the first time I’ve seen any community gardens in Los Angeles and it was a rewarding experience. The head gardeners were super nice and supportive!

May 19, 2018

First, the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't exactly seem to be protecting the environment. The Trump administration EPA has drafted and proposed a new, less-restrictive set of regulations for greenhouse gas emissions in California. This decision will intensify not only the war across party lines on env...

April 20, 2018

Three stories today.

First, the Senate has narrowly confirmed Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine, a classic climate-change-denier, as the new head of NASA after months of being leaderless. Mashable elaborates here; Vox explains here.

Second, TedEd gives us hope: there may be a viable solution to the dest...

March 14, 2018

This week, check out great climate change advocation projects throughout the internet.

First, check out Climate Lab, an online interactive project in which conservation scientist and UCLA visiting researcher M. Sanjayan as he explores surprising ways to change how we think and act about climate change. Climate...

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